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Staying & Playing
The categories in this section covers guidance on flights, accommodation, car rental, restaurants, tours, etc and also highlights some of the wide range of activities available in Cape Town. We have been very careful to only include and promote reputable individuals and companies many of which we have had personal experience of. In most cases we can arrange, secure bookings or refer you to the local Cape Town company.

Please use the CONTACT US page should you require assistance with bookings or any other individual requirements.



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  • Cape Town Getting Around
  • Cape Town TOP ATTRACTIONS.
  • Car Rental & Limousine Hire
  • Clay Target Shooting
  • Clothing & Dress
  • Cycle The Cape
  • Fishing & Fly Fishing
  • Game Fishing
  • Garden Route & Addo Elephant Park
  • Golf
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Hiking
  • Holiday Check List
  • Horse Riding - Noordhoek Beach
  • Maps - City & Peninsular
  • Nightlife
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES / Events Calendar
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shark Watching Expeditions
  • Shopping
  • Surfing - Board & Kite
  • Tipping
  • Useful LOCAL Telephone Numbers
  • Useful LOCAL Information /Websites
  • Vaccinations
  • Whale Watching
  • Winelands and Tours
  • World Travel Resource Partners
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    Useful LOCAL Information /Websites Description

    PLEASE NOTE --- EVERYONE, INCLUDING OVERSEAS TOURISTS, MUST CARRY SOME FORM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ID WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES. LOCALS WILL GENERALLY CARRY THEIR ID DOCUMENT and /or DRIVING LICENCE.
    FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS, CLEARLY YOUR PASSPORT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA - HOWEVER, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CARRY YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC DRIVING LICENCE WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IT DOES MAKE THINGS EASIER IF YOU ARE STOPPED FOR ANY REASON.



    OWN MEDICAL CARE - The SUN / UV rays in South Africa are much stronger than in Europe and visitors are advised to use sun screen or even sun block for protection. Skin Cancer has become a serious concern in sun worshipping Cape Town.
    Also poisonous snakes and spiders might be encountered in many places and blue bottle stings are quite common in summer.

    NEWSPAPERS - Morning : Cape Times and Business Day (English) Die Burger (Afrikaans)
    Afternoon : The Argus and Sunday Argus (English) Sunday Times (English) Rapport (Afrikaans)

    CAPE TOWN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE -
    Pinnacle Building,
    Cnr Burg & Castle Streets, City Centre,
    Cape Town 8001
    Telephone - 0027 (0) 21 487 6800
    A tourism centre can also be found at the Gateway Information Centre situated adjcent to the Clocktower and Mandella gateway in the V & A Waterfront.



    INBOUND DUTY FREE
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    Due to ongoing security measures at airports the only liquid allowed onboard an aircraft are those obtained in the Duty Free Area.

    Allowances per person are -: 2 litres of Wine, 1 litre of Sprit, 200 Cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of Tobacco, 50 ml Perfume, 250 ml Eau de Toilette, New or used goods not exceeding R3000 in value. Cash not exceeding R5000.

    OUTBOUND DUTY FREE
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    Due to ongoing security measures at airports the only liquid allowed onboard an aircraft are those obtained in the Duty Free Area.

    Allowances per person are -: 2 litres of Wine, 1 litre of Sprit, 200 Cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of Tobacco, 50 ml Perfume, 250 ml Eau de Toilette, New or used goods not exceeding R3000 in value. Cash not exceeding R5000.

    VAT Refunds may be claimed back by foreign tourists / non residents on items being taken out of the country. You are required to have the original VAT Invoice, Passport, Flight Ticket, plus the items available for inspection. They must be presented at a VAT or Customs and Excise office. In Cape Town, there is a refund office in the V & A Waterfront, which is situated on the second floor of the Clock Tower Centre. In order to complete the paper work, you would need to produce all your invoices, passport as well as confirmation of flight details. The operating hours of this office are: Monday to Saturday 09h00am 17h30pm; Sundays 10h00am 17h30pm.
    Or if you have time, at Cape Town Airport CPT or Johannesburg JHB, prior to departure and you are required to fill out a VAT refund control sheet (VAT255)

    For a full explanation on DUTY FREE FOR TOURISTS please visit -: www.taxrefunds.co.za



    MOTHERS DAY - The second Sunday in May.
    FATHERS DAY - The third Sunday in June


    EASYPAY ONLINE For online purchase of AIRTIME, ELECTRICITY, ACCOUNTS, TRAFFIC FINES, TV LICENCE, APPLY FOR CREDIT etc ,
    Please visit -- www.easypay.co.za


    LEATHER JACKET & BAG REPAIRS --- Leather Forever, 43, Voortrekker Road, Bellville. --- Telephone 021 948 5515


    SHOE REPAIRS - ALL TYPES - SPECIALIST LEATHER & BAGS --- Rocksole. 63, Wale Street, Bo Kaap, Cape Town. --- Telephone 021 424 3858
    For full details on their services please visit - :www.rocksole.co.za

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